Q: Can you please do a detailed “process post” about making a cover for The New Yorker? The first step in the process is an intangible, invisible one. It’s basically just me going about the normal, boring activities of my life, and then seeing or hearing or thinking about someth…
Q: When writing your stories, how much prose do you produce before beginning the thumbnails or sketches? Almost none. As much as possible, I try to wri…
Q: Can I ask how you got started at The New Yorker? I’m a long-time reader and have always been curious how one gets their work onto those pages. I’m h…
Q: At the end of The Loneliness of the Long–Distance Cartoonist, it shows you getting out of bed, presumably to begin this very work. You get a noteboo…
Q: I read in an interview that you’ve been doing some screenwriting. Can you talk about adapting your stories into film, or whatever it is? I have a sc…
Q: What kind of pens do you use for sketches and inking? And also, what kind of paper works best for you? I get variations on this question fairly freq…
Q: How the hell do you say your last name? Sorry if that’s rude—long-time fan who wants to say it correctly. Not rude at all, and no surprise that this…
Hi, everyone! And welcome to the inaugural post of the Substack Writers’ Residency. I’m honored to be the first writer in residence, and I’m frankly a …
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